To slam a ball through the basket from above a.k.a. exclusives

Kirilenko votes for Europe

Kirilenko votes for Europe

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

It’s almost a done deal and it’s a big win for European basketball. Andrei Kirilenko, the marquee superstar of last season’s Euroleague, according to sources from Moscow has already decided to stay at least one more year at CSKA.

Kirilenko can use the NBA opt out clause in his three year contract until the 12th of July, but he seems to have already made up his mind. He wants to stay at Moscow and win the Euroleague title – he missed it by just one point in the thrilling final against Olympiacos – he likes the competition spirit in the old continent, where every game is a must win situation for him, and of course he enjoyed his stay with his family in his home country.

Many NBA teams courted him, with three of them offering him very good contracts in order to lure him back in the States. However, CSKA will have him in his roster, unless a last minute offer turns everything upside down.

With Kirilenko staying in Moscow, everything gets easier for CSKA and that includes keeping Nenad Krstic. He has also offers from the NBA, but the Serbian center will continue to wear a CSKA jersey more or less for the same reasons.



  1. Andrei Kirilenko Not Interested In Return To NBA Or Kings, To Stay In Russia - A Royal Pain - A Sacramento Kings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More - August 9, 2013

    [...] Kirilenko‘s wavering on a return to the NBA has apparently swung yet again as the indecisive former member of the Jazz has reportedly decided to play at least one more season [...]

  2. Could Andrei Kirilenko Be an Option? Warriors Like Him, But It’s Unlikely - Inside the Warriors - with Marcus Thompson - July 20, 2012

    [...] were (before Kirilenko threw a little suspense into the mix with his comments Thursday) that he was staying in his home country to play for CSKA Moscow. Kirilenko is coming off a great year in the Euroleague, winning the 2012 [...]

  3. Kirilenko stays - stays - July 9, 2012

    [...] more here: Kirilenko stays This entry is filed under [...]

  4. Hoops-Nation — Andrei Kirilenko Will Stay With CSKA Moscow - July 8, 2012

    [...] (Via EuroHoops) [...]

  5. Sports » Andrei Kirilenko set to return to CSKA Moscow, rather can come back to NBA, next season - July 8, 2012

    [...] return to the NBA next season, having already decided to play for CSKA Moscow for one more year, EuroHoops.net reports (via [...]

  6. Andrei Kirilenko un an de plus en Europe ? | BasketActu.com - July 8, 2012

    [...] jusqu’au 12 juillet, pourrait finalement rester un an de plus en Europe, d’après Eurohoops.net. Le Russe voudrait par dessus tout remporter l’Euroligue avec le CSKA, manquée de justesse [...]

Add a comment

Bonus EUR 100

mybet.com - Sports betting